Zsofia Schweger (b. 1989, Szeged) is a Hungarian artist based in London. Zsofia had lived in the US for 5 years and studied at Wellesley College in the Boston area, before she moved to London in 2013. She then attended the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating with an MA in 2015.
Zsofia’s work in painting is informed by her experience of moving countries: she researches the notions of home and belonging, local identity and the emigrant experience. In her paintings of domestic interiors, Zsofia uses reductive paint application, flat panels of colour and a muted palette in order to express a sense of both comfort and alienation.
Zsofia was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 and has been supported by several generous prizes. These include the Jealous Prize, Griffin Art Prize, the Alice C. Cole Award, and the ‘One To Watch’ Award.